Friday, November 19, 2010

December Events at the Henderson Cultural Center at Hunt Hill Farm

The Henderson Cultural Center at Hunt Hill Farm invites you to take part in their December Holiday Happenings to help make your season bright!

A Holiday Knitting Workshop takes place on December 4th with Bruce Weinstein, the author of Knits Men Want: The Ten Rules Every Woman Should Know Before Knitting For A Man from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants will learn to make reversible cables for a scarf either for a man or a woman. The cost is $75 per student (materials not included) and it includes a copy of Weinstein’s book and a light lunch from the Silo Cooking School prepared by Silo Cooking School Director, Chef Mary Kravec. Participants will receive a materials list with their registration receipt.

On December 8th from 10 a.m. to Noon Loretta Stagen is teaching a Fresh Holiday Wreath Decorating Workshop that uses a 28-inch double-sided balsam wreath at Hunt Hilll Farm. Students will learn to decorate the wreath with pomegranates, pinecones, cinnamon sticks, acorns and ribbons. In her Fresh Boxwood Topiary Workshop, students will create an 8-inch ball on top of a 24-inch stem and braid it festively with ribbons. The fresh topiary that you create will last two months. Class sizes are limited to 12 and last one hour. The cost for each workshop is $55 and materials are included.

On Dec. 11 in The Skitch Henderson Museum at 6 p.m., there will be a “Christmas Concert in the Country” with Alecia Evans, lyric coloratura soprano. Alecia Adams Evans has performed regionally and nationally throughout the United States. Her second performance at the farm will be a rich presentation of joyful holiday music from a repertoire of traditional Christmas standards and carols. Adding a spark to some of these holiday tunes will be an “Andrew Sisters” style sound, featuring the musical trio, Nobody’s Business which includes Evans, along with Cadden Jones and Linda Sue Moshier. Joining her on the museum’s famous Steinway piano once housed at NBC’s Tonight Show and signed by all four Steinway brothers, will be legendary Broadway Conductor Phil Hall. A reception will immediately follow the concert. Reservations Required. Ticket prices are $25 for members, $35 for non-members and $5 for students/children.

While you are at the farm this holiday season, visit The Silo Gallery to see the 38th Annual Christmas Tree and Holiday Exhibition on display through January 2nd, 2011 and don’t forget to browse The Silo Store, overflowing with special gifts and culinary items.

Visit for more information or to make reservations at or call (860) 355-0300. Hunt Hill Farm hours are Wed. through Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday’s noon to 5 p.m.

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